CHICAGO | Begyle Brewing was founded by friends Brendan Blume, Matt Ritchey and Kevin Caryis and a community supported brewing company in North Center, that aims to do things a bit differently than most. They borrow principles from community supported agriculture in order to ensure that their production processes involve as little waste and impact on the environment as possible.
We think it’s a great thing that Begyle is trying to brew beer in an environmentally conscious way, but none of this matters if the beer isn’t any good. Thankfully the beer that comes out of Begyle is very good. Visiting the simple, modern industrial space that houses the brewery and taproom, you’ll find 10 different beers on draft, and a few bottles in the fridges. The beer list contains a mixture of year round beers and seasonal beers, covering most major styles, and tasting paddles are offered for those who want to sample a few things.
We’re big fans of the Flannel Pajamas, a dark and smooth oatmeal stout that’s available year round, and even bigger fans of the annual release Barrel Aged Imperial Pajamas, which is beautifully complex and well balanced. The Crash Landed, an American Pale Wheat Ale is also well worth trying.
If you really want to get involved, you can always subscribe to Begyle’s Community Supported Brewery program. What do those who subscribe to the CSB program get? The answer is growlers of beer on a monthly basis, and 20% off merchandise, beer purchases, and access to member-only events. Sign-up periods occur twice a year in December and June and memberships will be limited to 250 subscribers, but never fear, as you can always visit the brewery any time of the year, even if you’re not a member.
1800 W Cuyler Avenue
Telephone: 773 661 6963
E-mail: [email protected]
Mon – Thu: 12:00pm to 9:00pm
Fri: 12:00pm to 10:00pm
Sat: 11:00am to 10:00pm
Sun: 12:00pm to 8:00pm